Ray Liotta heads to Calgary

Ray Liotta is shooting his next movie in Calgary, starting in May.

Actor Ray Liotta, known for playing desperate characters with a violent edge, will shoot his next feature film in Calgary.

Liotta is heading to Alberta next month to begin work on the football comedy Comeback Season, which starts production on May 9.

Liotta is probably most famous for his turn in Martin Scorsese's GoodFellas as Henry Hill, the average-guy gangster.

In the new film, he will play Walter Pearce, a married man who is trying to put his life back together. After cheating on his wife, he moves in with his next-door neighbour, the local high school football star, played by B.C.-born Shaun Sipos.

Together, the two characters hatch a scheme to win back the women they love.

The film is being directed by former Kids in the Hall star Bruce McCulloch. The Edmonton-born McCulloch is also writing the movie's script.

Since the CBC series left the air, McCulloch has been quietly assembling a growing filmography as a comedy director.

His credits include the Tom Green and Jason Lee vehicle Stealing Harvard, the Saturday Night Live-inspired Superstar, and the ensemble piece Dog Park.

This will not be Liotta's first sports film. He also played the ghost of Shoeless Joe Jackson alongside Kevin Costner in the magic-realist baseball picture Field of Dreams.

Glenne Headly, who starred in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, has been brought on board to play Liotta's wife.